“Connie James Coming Home with the Sandlapper Singers”
Special guest Connie James, Sandlapper Singers Orchestra with Dick Goodwin Quintet.
February 8, 2013 7:30 pm
Koger Center for the Arts
Tickets go on sale October 12, 2012 through Capitol Tickets
Born and raised in Columbia, SC attending Columbia High School and receiving a performance degree from USC School of Music.
In January of 2010, Singer/Actress CONNIE JAMES had the distinction of performing as the opening act for an American Comedy icon, Mr. Bob Newhart for his winter tour. In February 2010 Ms. James starred in the one woman show: “Fever: a Tribute to Peggy Lee” which opened at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, in Palm Beach. Among her recent credits Ms. James also starred in the independent short film “Brothers”, by Italian Director Fernando Scarpa. In the film, Ms. James plays the dual role of New York City Police Detective Helene Garza and a Benedictine Nun.
For the past two years, Ms. James has been a featured artist in the touring tribute shows: “Sweet Baby James”, a tribute to the Great American songsmith, James Taylor; and “Blue”, The Songs of Joni Mitchell. Both projects as well as “Fever: A Tribute To Peggy Lee”, were produced by producer, Peter Ligeti of Ligeti Artists and theshowstore.com. All three critically acclaimed shows continue to tour across the United States to sold out audiences.
She has also been nominated for a Pixie Award for Best Song/Soundtrack in a Motion Picture for the song “Three Words”, which she co-wrote and recorded with Composer/Pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs, for the short subject film “Whoa”. The film received the Angel Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003. The film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival last year., Ms. James added acting to her repertoire of talents. She landed roles on NBC's “Law & Order," “Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit” and “Homicide: Life on the Street”. Ms. James' voice can be heard as the announcer for numerous television and radio commercials.
Ms. James brings a song series comprised of songs from the Great American Songbook. The piece entitled “Connie James: Raising the Bar-Love Songs From the Great American Songbook, Then and Now”. The show has received rave reviews from the New York music and theatre community.